Down Stream Operator


: $87,045.00 - $125,810.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Manufacturing


JOB TITLE: Downstream Operator FLSA: Non-Exempt DEPARTMENT: Extrusion REPORTS TO: Extrusion Supervisor


To maintain the quality of the extruded product and it s packaging


Places the correct reel onto reeler and prepares for start-up. Reel must be in good condition

Operates reeler (Manual and auto mode)

Monitors print and footage markings, and makes corrections as needed

Monitors for continuous stripe (if required)

Knows and understands the quality requirements for all products being produced

Makes all checks that may be required to assure that the product being wound on the reels meets the product requirements. These checks will include but are not inclusive:

o Check for proper puller pressure

o Check for stuck cable on C-I-D (Cable In Duct) products

o Check for hot spots on the duct

o Check surface temperature of duct

o Check for print quality

o Check surface quality of duct

o Check for holes, die-face build-up on duct

o Check for loss of stripes

o Before making the necessary adjustments, informs the supervisor or Line Operator of problem areas

Ensures wraps on reels are neat

Cuts conduit, ties-off, and caps conduit when each reel and cable (if applicable) is complete Paints and stencils wood reels (if required)

Grinds line scrap as it is produced and stacks scrap

Assists Line Operator in line start-ups

Maintains a neat and orderly work area

Assists other operators in cutting conduit, tie-offs, and reel changes

Follows all safety requirements for this position and all company safety guidelines
D-HR-FORM-005 REVISION: 12/07/2015

Performs any other duties as assigned by supervisor

Completes appropriate paperwork to ensure accurate inventory transactions


Ability to read and write English Ability to perform simple math, add, subtract, multiply, divide and take measurements


Attendance is an essential part of the job

Ability to lift 50 pounds with or without reasonable assistance

Ability to climb ladders, listen to equipment, look for defects in product and sense temperature changes in the finished product

Ability to hold conduit and drive nails into reel flanges simultaneously

Ability to move from one area to another by stepping over and/or bending under objects


Manufacturing floor environment

May include outside conditions on top of railcars or silos in all types of weather

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $14.00 to $14.60 /hour

Job Requirements:
  • Support production and facility organization
  • Support production and eliminate unnecessary downtime
  • Execute projects to support production process improvement
  • Prepare daily production reports and appropriate forms
  • Assure the staff adhere to the production schedule
  • Set up machinery ensuring all production materials are
  • Set up and operate various types of production machinery
  • Set up machinery ensuring all production materials are
  • Moving product or materials in a production or warehouse environment using powered tools and vehicles
  • Maintain a scheduled production throughput to meet team business goals
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives to resolve daily production difficulties
  • Used in the production of products within the limitation of applicable policies
  • Assisting designated machine operator or production team in a variety of functions
  • Collaborate in the production of new products and engineering changes to detect and solve problems which may arise prior to the beginning of mass production
  • Justify the purchase of production equipment for the facility to improve overall efficiency
  • Follow all safety, environmental, and production rules and procedures
  • Clean and perform first line maintenance on machines and production equipment
  • Demonstrate ability to meet production standards on specific assignments within required time
  • Operating digital duplicating machines in the production of print copies from a variety of sources
  • Maintain production material and mix production areas in a neat and orderly condition

Associated topics: energy, geothermal, operations, operator, powerplant, powerplant operations, scrubber, solar, turbine * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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